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Undergraduate Program

Honors Program Highlights
Program Profiles
Recruiting Highlights
Recruiting Results

Undergraduate Program Highlights

New general business major. Fisher College is receiving $1.5 million over three years from the Cleveland Foundation’s L. Dale Dorney Fund to extend the college’s top 20 undergraduate general business curriculum to Ohio State’s regional campuses at Lima, Marion, Mansfield and Newark. The program adds 13 junior and senior level courses to the regional campuses’ regular classroom offerings, using a blend of Web-based instruction and classroom experiences. Students will be able to complete the BSBA degree with a general business major, beginning with a pilot program in autumn 2001.

New business minor. Thanks to a Ford Motor Company grant, Fisher College is launching a general business minor for non-business, Columbus-campus students. Ohio State undergraduates earning degrees in other colleges of the university can take a series of five courses that were piloted this past year: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management & Human Resources, and Operations. Rollout of the business minor begins autumn 2001.

Decade in Review
Undergraduate Initiatives
Mitte Honors Program
Includes tracks in business administration and accounting

Offers 75 achievement-based scholarships per year

General Business Major
Distance-based program designed to meet needs throughout state and region

Leveraged funding through $1.5 million grant from Dorney Fund
of Cleveland Foundation

Business Minor
Available to all university students
Provides a foundation in business fundamentals regardless of major

E-commerce and entrepreneurship opportunities. Last year, courses in e-commerce and e-marketing were offered to undergraduate students. Many Fisher undergraduates also participated in the first annual Fisher College/Andersen Business Plan Competition. Education Horizons—a team comprised entirely of undergraduate students—was named a finalist in the $100,000 competition for their plan to develop interactive teaching modules with a brick and mortar aspect featuring dot.com technologies.

International study. Increased numbers of Fisher undergraduates studied abroad this year. Eighty-seven students took advantage of global study opportunities in over 20 countries, including Australia, China, Ecuador, Italy, Russia and South Africa. More international students also came to Fisher under new exchange agreements. Twenty-five Fisher undergraduates studied in Nantes, France, while 50 students from Nantes participated in business classes this spring. Additionally, 15 other international undergraduate scholars studied at Fisher this year.

Student-led initiatives. Students initiated Business Builders, a new undergraduate organization dedicated to helping Ohio State students start and successfully run their own businesses. Rich Langdale, CEO of NCT Ventures, spoke at one of the group’s first events during “Fisher Pride Week,” developed by the Undergraduate Business Student Forum (UBSF). Fisher Pride Week events focused on enhancing the Fisher College community and included a faculty/student mixer, the annual Dean’s Leadership Conference at Camp Lazarus, the Fisher Festival in the Fisher College courtyard and a featured diversity speaker, Donna Alvarado, entrepreneur and politician within the Reagan administration.

P&G Leadership Advantage Camp. Twenty-five of the best and brightest undergraduate students at The Ohio State University—half of them business majors—attended the second annual Procter & Gamble Leadership Advantage Camp at Fisher College in January. The two-day event helps students build on their proven leadership skills through a series of interactive presentations, lively dialogue and team building activities, culminating in a business case that involves creating a new brand. R. Kerry Clark, president of P&G’s global market development organization, engaged the participants with an informal presentation and conversation this year.

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Successful internship program

Of Fisher College undergraduate students, 82% complete at least one internship, gaining valuable work experience before graduation. Brad Young (left) spent last summer working with the marketing team at the Columbus Zoo assisting events supervisor
Jeff Gloriosi with publication production, media and special events, and membership activities.



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